Optimising The Procurement Process For Authorities and Utilities

Burges Salmon, has supported the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), in publishing its guide recommending how to make procurement processes more effective and efficient.

10 April 2019

CECA’s Procurement Group, supported by Burges Salmon, has published a briefing on 'Optimising The Procurement Process For Authorities & Utilities' which is free to download.

This follows on from CECA and Burges Salmon hosting two workshops which identified and debated eight procurement challenges identified in CECA’s previous Procurement Report, namely:

  • information requirements disproportionate to bid value
  • lack of client engagement during the procurement process
  • too many bidders
  • poor tender documents
  • frameworks that deliver less than forecasted revenue and/or include secondary competition
  • poor management of the procurement process
  • quality of feedback post-tender
  • lack of checking and enforcement of undertaking made by contractors in tender documents.

The briefing sets out certain principles and practical recommendations aimed at making procurement processes more effective, efficient, and able to deliver innovative solutions. These principles and recommendations recognise that good procurement by purchasers is a skilled and challenging exercise, and that it is important that all sides, bidders, and purchasers, continue to work together to improve outcomes.

Download Optimising The Procurement Process For Authorities & Utilities.

Key contact

Marcus Harling

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Construction Procurement
  • Infrastructure

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